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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #50 on: July 25, 2021, 01:06:27 AM »
Ponkan and Shiranui (sumo) is very good tasting and tree is vigorous grower.

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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #51 on: July 25, 2021, 01:23:19 PM »
Months ago, I bought some Orri mandarins at local supermarket.   They are very sweet with a clean and pleasant flavor.  It has a shin easy peel  rind with no seeds.  Web articles say its patent is expiring, so hopefully the trees will show up in market.

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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2022, 11:35:02 AM »
I thought I would see if anyone had any more Mandarin/Tangor fruits in 2022 that are super large so we can see your record fruit. Please post a photo and show the weight of your largest.

I will be picking some of my jumbo Sumo in next few weeks, it seems they may be the largest/heaviest mandarin so far.

BTW: I did submit for this category last year to Guinness world's record, but they would not reply to me. I think they respond to those people/company that will pay to have a record category submitted.

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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #53 on: April 01, 2022, 02:35:33 PM »
Anyone else have a large mandarin photo you can post?

My large sumo fruits on the tree had to be removed since I dug up the tree. It had about dozen fruits left, we ate some and they were very good, better than the store bought fruits. The taste was sweet, no acidic taste at all. My other grafted trees with sumo already ripened in March but this one tree (had the big fruit last season, 1.3 lbs) seems to hold the fruit longer.

My largest/heaviest sumo this season is 1.4 lbs so a little larger than last year on the same tree. I'll post some photos later tonight..

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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2022, 01:57:17 AM »
any more updates?

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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #55 on: May 02, 2022, 02:17:26 PM »
Largest Gold Nuggets have been close to 270g.

Only had 1 sumo this year, and it was under 1 lb.  Getting next year's contestants ready:


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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #56 on: May 02, 2022, 03:02:59 PM »
You have an unusual shaped fruit on your tree there. Maybe it will turn out like my sumo a year ago.



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« Reply #57 on: May 02, 2022, 05:43:55 PM »
Interesting!  I have several of those kinds of fruitlets.  Wasn't sure if they would coalesce into a normal fruit, since some are looking more merged together than others.  It's odd that they're so much bigger already than the "regular" ones.  I was thinking that those might become the seeded fruit vs the seedless?

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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #58 on: May 03, 2022, 04:09:17 AM »
My funny looking sumo (last year) had no seeds, and each one of those fingers were like a big fruit segment by itself. It tasted good just like any other sumo.

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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2022, 07:26:04 PM »
Ran across some info that would suggest that these deformed fruits could be due to citrus bud mites.  Seems more of a thing for lemons, but also higher chances for the coast.  I'm going to have to get a good magnifying glass to see if I can even spot any.

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Re: Largest Fruit - Mandarin/Tangerine (maybe Guinness record)
« Reply #60 on: July 29, 2022, 06:58:20 PM »
I was surprised this late Tahoe Gold was over 1/2 pound. I originally weighed it on my small 200g scale, but had to get the big scale out! 265g

Had to pick it a couple days early, too. Bottom was getting soft.





 

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